Those of you who know me IRL will probably remember my somewhat half-assed attempt at an elf costume for the ROTK opening. I was supposed to be a sort of rank-and-file Mirkwood archer, but I'm fairly sure everyone at my showing thought I was a poorly-researched Legolas.
Well, now that promotional photos of costumed Dwarves are coming out for The Hobbit, I have decided to try to do better this time.
To that end, I've spent most of today doing a concept sketch and working on a color scheme. I'm doing something loosely based on a cross between Legolas' jerkin and Arwen's flowy grey riding habit thing: a bit more girly than Legolas, a bit more practical than Arwen, and building on some of the design elements of my original costume. When I'm a little further along, I'll upload my sketch and include that and some color swatches in a dressdiaries
post (or in a post here that I link to from over there, you know, whatever).
For now, I'll just tell you that since my hair is red these days, I'm going with a sort of "turning leaves" color story.
If anyone knows where I can find a large (at least 3") gold- or copper-toned Elvish-looking barette for a reasonable price, please tell me. I've got a few things bookmarked on Etsy but they're just okay, and if I can find something more toward the "awesome" end of the spectrum I will be pleased. Any stones must be green and/or white. I like aventurine, but that's for personal reasons rather than canonical ones.